In celebration of the reinstallation of the Renaissance galleries, Jordi Savall returns with his extraordinary ensemble Hespèrion XXI. Savall’s solo program was a season highlight last year, and this expanded group of viol virtuosos will be a beautiful indulgence in the golden age of consort music before 1700. Dedicated to the study and interpretation of ancient music according to new, modern criteria, Savall founded Hespèrion XXI in 1974 with Montserrat Figueras, Lorenzo Alpert, and Hopkinson Smith. Since that time, the group has rescued numerous works and programs from oblivion, thus contributing to a major reappraisal of the fundamental aspects of the Medieval, Renaissance, and baroque repertoires—the perfect complement in music to the splendor of our reinstalled collections.
Free pre-concert talk about Renaissance art and music with museum director David Franklin and Jordi Savall at 6:15 p.m.
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.